When talking about Serbian beverage culture, it is a bit hard to determine its authenticity since it presents the mixture of many influences that came mostly from Asia. However, during times Serbs altered various beverages by adding something local and authentic (herbs, spices) or by changing the way of production and in that way they created completely new products which today can be called typical Serbian.
On the other hand, the same influences were also present in other countries in the region, which can be noticed when visiting ex-Yugoslavia countries. Yet each of them managed to keep the authenticity, original flavors and colors of beverages or the way of the production so that they can be considered typical local drinks.
When visiting foreign countries, people are interested in tasting everything that is a part of the local national cuisine, including beverages. There are certain beverages that we consider our trademark, no matter if they are hot, cold, non-alcoholic or alcoholic. All beverages have long history, they exists in this region for at least a century and often they are considered a part of our everyday routine.